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RAK Hospital successfully performs its first knee replacement surgery.

Summary: The first of its kind surgery performed in a private hospital in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Hospital, a state-of-the-art healthcare facility jointly set up by the Ras Al Khaimah Government and ETA Star Healthcare, has performed the first successful knee replacement surgery in the private sector in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The surgery was conducted on a 52 year old South African woman using advanced knee prosthesis. The surgery was performed by a team of highly-qualified doctors led by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Friedmann Herwig M.D from Austria.

The first of its kind surgery performed in a private hospital in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Hospital, a state-of-the-art healthcare facility jointly set up by the Ras Al Khaimah Government and ETA Star Healthcare, has performed the first successful knee replacement surgery in the private sector in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The surgery was conducted on a 52 year old South African woman using advanced knee prosthesis. The surgery was performed by a team of highly-qualified doctors led by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Friedmann Herwig M.D from Austria.

RAK Hospital is a multi-specialty Sonnenhof Swiss Health (SSH) group managed hospital, a strategic partnership with ETA Star Healthcare to provide multi-disciplinary healthcare consultancy services. The highest quality in medical and nursing care are practiced by the employees at all Sonnenhof managed Hospitals. Since its inception in 2007, the hospital now provides advanced specialized medical services in most areas of healthcare.

Commenting on the Joint Replacement surgery, Dr. Friedman said, "The UAE is soon becoming self-reliant in the health-care segment with continuous improvements and innovations. RAK Hospital, with its unique attributes is contributing to the evolving wheel of growth in this region. The Hospital offers sophisticated new technology and has implemented state-of-the-art equipments ensuring that we are able to provide complete medical solutions right here in the UAE."

"Knee replacement surgeries involve a patient's commitment but it is worth the cause as the quality of life improves drastically as the pain goes away and the patient becomes more and more mobile. The procedure is fairly uncomplicated, but requires a good experienced hand and high-quality specialized equipment. The patient who underwent the surgery has experienced a wonderful recovery and a dramatic improvement in mobility," he further added.

Joint Replacement is a surgical method in which the diseased and damaged parts of the joint are removed and replaced by an artificial joint or a prosthetic joint. The artificial joint parts are made of plastic or metal and function just like a normal, healthy joint. After a knee replacement surgery is completed successfully, joint and muscle movement is restored and the patient can freely enjoy most normal physical activities.

Commenting on the advanced specialty solutions at the hospital, Mr. Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, ETA Star Healthcare LLC, said, "The need for orthopedic services in the region is growing at an exceptional rate and is anticipated to continually increase with the aging of the regions population. RAK Hospital has distinctively positioned itself to provide comprehensive medical care from the initial consultation stage to diagnosis and culmination with a successful surgery, our care extends itself to the rehabilitation and recovery of our patients all within the same facility."

"At RAK Hospital, we have highly-skilled orthopedic surgeons that perform the latest arthroscopic reconstructive techniques in surgical procedures. Dr. Friedman, Dr. John Bera, Dr. S.K.S. Marya, and Dr.

Yash Gulati are leaders in orthopedic surgeries and bring a high level of talent, expertise and passion to the hospital. Through their skills, we are confident that RAK Hospital will be a leader for orthopedic care" said Mr. Siddiqui.

Dr. John Bera is Full time Orthopedic Surgeon at the RAK Hospital and Dr. Friedman, Dr. Yash Gulati and Dr. S.K.S Marya are visiting consultants.

RAK Hospital offers the latest advances in orthopedic care which includes rehabilitation, pain management and surgical techniques such as minimal invasive replacement surgery, a total knee replacement and hip replacement surgery. The comprehensive care offered uses the latest joint implants and devices, surgical techniques, dedicated operating room staff, physiotherapists and pain management to help patients who are in need of treatment. The model results in low complication rates following surgery and less time spent in the hospital. The majority of patients return home three to four days after surgery.

RAK Hospital is a secondary care, 65 bedded multispecialty private hospital founded in 2007. The hospital is managed by Sonnenhof Swiss health, a leading name in healthcare and hospitality.

The Hospital is build on the foundation to provide modern healthcare facilities in a 'five star' hotel environment. Recognized by the Joint Commission International Accreditation and Swiss Leading Hospitals Accreditation, RAK Hospital highly emphasizes on the quality of the comprehensive medical services and patient safety.

The Hospital offers a wide range of services in Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Intensive Care, Dermatology, Dentistry, Cosmetology and Physiotherapy. The hospital also has a 24-hour accident and emergency facility.

ETA Star Healthcare LLCEstablished in 2003, ETA Star Healthcare LLC was set up in response to the pressing need to provide healthcare facilities of international standard in the UAE. ETA Star Healthcare LLC was established with the objective to:

* Provide expert consultancy service to healthcare establishments requiring the same* Establish joint ventures with renowned and accredited healthcare organizations* Establish healthcare educational institutions in collaboration with the best medical schools around the globe* Plan, design and build, state-of-the-art hospitals in various locations in the UAE and manage the same with internationally renowned operational partners

With its headquarters in Dubai, ETA Star Healthcare LLC has embarked on various projects that seek to fill the lacuna in healthcare services in the UAE. ETA Star Healthcare LLC has partnered with many renowned healthcare organizations such as Arabian Healthcare LLC, India's Metropolis and Trivitron to set up joint ventures in the UAE that include building, owning and operating hospitals and medical centers, clinical referral laboratories and trade in medical/diagnostic/imaging equipments. 2009 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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